ERIC Number: ED042981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative of Alabama: An Art Education Institute.
Richardson, Jeri Pamela
Using an institution description taxonomy, this study surveyed the Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative (FQB) of Alabama, comprised of Negro women who make and sell folk quilts. The history of the FQB and the area served was traced from slavery through the Depression, the New Deal, World War II, and postwar years up to Martin Luther King's movement. Socioeconomic, political, and other local conditions were also noted. FQB training and other functions were described within a framework including a cooperative institution, economic enterprise, political entity, self-help project, cultural exchange medium, and other components. After describing the total institution, the study discussed how the FQB Cooperative promotes such broad objectives as skill development and cultural identity. It then compared FQB learning methods and content with methodology in other areas of adult education, and considered ways in which current FQB methods might be applied elsewhere. Recommendations for a community learning center, service to young people, and other services were offered, followed by ideas on further research. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Activities, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Art Education, Bibliographies, Blacks, Classification, Cooperatives, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Methods, Environmental Influences, Females, Handicrafts, History, Objectives
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-7982, MF $3.40, Xerography $11.95)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Alabama; Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative AL
Note: Ed. D. Thesis